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Summer Bummer

by Colonel

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I can't believe what you said to me, as I send myself off 
to climb the white sand of New Mexico. You know I seek solace out there. I wish I could get to know you but I can't get that close. And I guess its not 1963, cause I can't catch the wind I breathe. And I guess its not 1975, though the politics are cruel-- and I can't get that close.
Sad Sap 03:11
Jacque Cousteau and Sylvia Earle 
Fisheries whining with lovers quarrel 
Inner tube, I'm too fat to get in you 
not like that, I'm just floating on without you, both are strong 75' Jaws 
and poems about coke and loss. ‘cause I'm a sad sap and you're a... 
‘cause I'm a sad sap and your waves are weeds.
Ochre House 04:11
Rifted up it's the wild west. I don't know what I've been thinking off my meds. 
Brick by brick it's a ladder straight to bed. I've been missing all those sacred places to live. Table for two white table cloth is set. I don't know what I've been thinking what you said. Here the chairs aren't sturdy and the cloth is criss crossed in red. So it’s a country house and it seems so wrong I've misplaced your blouse. Now, I've been put in my place. Its the friends you worship whether you deserve it, a warm bed, still and set but you're a baby thats just been born, your legs are shifting and you're uncertain whether you exist. It’s the bitter cold. It’s the icy snow. It’s the chemicals in my brain.
Carney 02:16
I remember last halloween
 Oh I wish I had a party: I would dress like Leon Russell, from his old album, Carney. I remember last halloween 
Oh I wish I had a party: 
I would dress like Marilyn Manson 
 and not look in the mirror.
Blackfish 05:31
Leach Hanging off of me 
Flick it to the street 
Crush between my toes
 Bloody that is me You got me beached 
I'm taken like a stray-- 
Oh what a bummer 
Summer hunger ‘Cause I'm that black fish swimming around killing what keeps it from dying young 
And I'm that carnival clown They say up on a tight wire One side is ice another is fire 
I don't know what you singers say I guess that means you're talking about the gray Bait 
Full circle back to me 
Looks like I've been seized 
Abused like cigarettes 
 Self conflicted bet You got me beached 
I'm taken like a stray 
Oh what a bummer
 Summer hunger Oh what a beach bum 
I have become 
 Between you and me 
Like an inside joke from "Carney" What a beach bum bumpkin.
JLH 06:37
EXT 01:07
Down Tide 02:45
Surfs up, but I've never been told 
about the danger of what's beneath the undertow It’s like a pot of gold-- 
like surfing that I've never done Brian and I talked about self esteem 
Just like me and strangers talk about what russell sings our faces feeling ochre 
I think I must be older collectors edge but I'm not so quick 
All the old ladies with their satchels picking up them Like surfing down a river 
Feeling orange almost citrus ‘Cause it’s all down tide
 and I think I found some down time
Drink 01:32
Amity 05:53
Always cool to complain 
But it's fine, not insane 
Mr. Dead and Mrs. None 
Internet doctor that I caught Living of a little mime 
Open up your mouth and say 
Keep your eagerness in mind 
Some say forgiveness is a little lame, I don't feel like complete Amity 
The police aren't here 
 Scientists like those 50's moms left home to work all day Fishermen doing their job
 Listening to the 70's sob
 Thinking will make you sad 
Gotta feel like you have


released October 1, 2015

All songs written, performed and recorded by Colin Mosely

Colin Mosely: Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizer, Violin
Hugh Sato: Accordion, Violin

Produced by Colin Mosely
Mixed by Colin Mosely
Mastered by Carl Saff
Jacket by Hugh Sato
Layout by Paul Asta

Thank you.
To my friends and family who helped me realize I could do this.

© 2015 Colin Mosely. All rights reserved


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Colonel is an Ambient-Folk project featuring musician and artist Colin Mosely.

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